Services for Violet White Fitzpatrick, 83, of Piedmont will be 6 p.m. today at Hughes Street Congregational Holiness Church with Rev. Haywardf Clark officiating. Burial will be Wednesday in Goshen Cemetery with Thompson Funeral Home in Charge. The Family will receive friends at the church 10 a.m. until service time.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick died Sunday at her home. June 13, 2004.
Survivors include her husband, Rufus C. Fitzpatrick; two daughters, Sandra Ford and Ginger Blythe and her husband Ricky, all of Piedmont, two sons and their wives, Ronald and Sue Fitzpatrick of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Carlton and Theresa Fitzpatrick of Brunswick, GA ; a brother and his wife J.D. and Eloise White of Piedmont, 10 grandchildren Mike Fitzpatrick and his wife, Valorie, Karen Mattox and her husband, Ron, Tony Ford, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Rachel Fitzpatrick, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Carissa Lloyd and her husband, Bob, Melanie Troxell and her husband, Mike,Marion Blythe and Brandy Barber, nine great-grandchildren and her caregivers, Pat Morrison and Frances Murphy.
Pallbearers will be Mike Fitzpatrick, Tony Ford, Matt Ford, Derek McFry, Art Ingram and Hank Douthit. Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick, a Piedmont native and lifelong resident, was a member of Hughes Street Congregational Holiness Church where she played the mandolin for 69 years. She was a homemaker and seamstress. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Duncan and Helen White, a granddaughter, Rhonda Ford McFry and her parents, Dewey and Grace White.